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Helping students gain industry experience

    • Products

      Role

      Social Media Co-ordinator

      What do you do?

      • Draw up a monthly plan and structure of posts on all Re:So social media channels.
      • Research retail and commercial opportunities across the year.
      • Delegate posting and give direction on content, imagery and hashtags to the social media promoter.
      • Monitor engagement with posts and looking at ways to increase this.

      Student view

      Leah Trew
      BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion and Communication


      I starting my role as social media coordinator initially as a work placement. I have gained a lot of skills and knowledge about my role and the responsibilities that it has given me. Promoting Re:So through social media, as well as organising and supporting events has been an experience that has enabled me to become confident in the efficient execution of these tasks. It has also given me the opportunity to see the brand grow and the online platform become a bigger and better showcase. I have been able to make the role of social media coordinator my own through thinking in an innovative and creative way to promote Re:So as a brand. 

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      Role

      Graphic Designer

      What do you do?

      • Work with the Academic Lead to agree on designs and deadlines for promotions and in-store/online graphics.
      • Consider lead times and materials required to realise the designs.
      • Be based in store and be part of the store team.

      Student view

      Georgia Hilliard
      BA (Hons) Fashion Graphics

      My role enabled me to use my graphic design skills, as well as do some visual merchandising and have a go at mural painting. I even got to trade with Re:So at Victorious Festival in Southsea. My time at Re:So has broadened my knowledge of working in the fashion industry and has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone in both personal and creative aspects.

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      Role

      Sales and Merchandise Team

      What do you do?

      • Ensure the store is presented at its best at all times.
      • Provide excellent customer service.
      • Ensure all products are priced and labelled, occasionally working with the suppliers to prepare their stock ready for sale.
      • Merchandise new product ranges when they arrive instore.
      • Work with the Academic Lead to organise and work at events.

      Student view

      Holly McGeary
      BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing

      The role has given me so many opportunities including going on a buying trip, being a part of pop-up stores and helping with styling for a catwalk show hosted by Gok Wan. During my time here I have found that I have interests in visual merchandising and marketing. Now I feel prepared to go out and use the knowledge I’ve learnt, and I’m excited to continue further improving my skills after Re:So.

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      Role

      Visual Merchandiser

      What do you do?

      • Review store visual standards at start of each shift.
      • Prioritise display and merchandising tasks such as layouts of new ranges of merchandise.
      • Identify and use approriate fixtures, interior colour schemes, materials and graphics across the store.
      • Ceate visually interesting displays and product presentation.
      • Review sales against visual merchandising updates.

      Student view

      Lauren Thompson
      BA (Hons) Fashion Design

      Working as a visual merchandiser for Re:So has given me the freedom to explore my own artistic skills and has allowed me to achieve new levels of confidence within the creative industry. Every day is completely different from the last. One day I could be up a ladder painting a new display on the walls, and the next, I could be re-arranging the entire store layout from scratch. Having this much freedom in a job role such as this allows you to fall in love with the store as if it's really is your own. Seeing how much of a difference your work makes to sales really does make the whole experience incredibly rewarding. This in turn has definitely given me the ambition to strive for success, which I am sure will benefit me massively when moving on from university and into such a competitive industry

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      Role

      Sales and Operations Manager

      What do you do?

      • Record weekly sales on an agreed date and provide this information to the Re:So Academic Lead and team members on a regular basis.
      • Liaise with other Re:So team members to ensure policies are followed correctly.
      • Compile monthly staff rota and update when necessary
      • Communicate sales information with Re:So suppliers and sellers.
      • Liaise with the University finance team.

      Student view

      Laura Goldney
      BA (Hons) Beauty Promotion

      As the Sales and Operations Manager at Re:So, I have gained invaluable insight into the workings of a small business, the importance of good communication, and the significance of organisation - not only individually but as a team. Having achieved so much as team within the past 18 months I have discovered ambition and drive within myself that I didn’t know I had. Going forward from this job after my university experience is over, I am certain I have learnt not only correct office etiquette, but I have also gained the confidence to go into any other professional situation with ease.

  • The BCSC Purple Apple Marketing Awards are the only awards which identify and reward effective shopping and town centre marketing within the UK retail property sector.